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Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

Veterinary Practice Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $30K to $60K per year, median earnings come to $47K annually. The majority of Veterinary Practice Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,958 - $62,394
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MEDIAN: $46,906
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$13.00 - $22.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,958 - $62,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,896  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,876 - $60,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $33.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,896  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,876 - $60,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, Human Resources, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable, Payroll Administration, and Operations Management. Those educated in Human Resources tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $45K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Veterinary Practice Managers make a median salary of $45K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$43,000

Human Resources
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 42%